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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2013 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 70%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 10%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 80%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 90%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 90%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 90%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 90%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 70%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 20%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 90%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 90%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 90%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 10%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 10%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 10%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 70%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 30%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 90%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 10%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 10%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 0%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 10%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 10%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 90%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 90%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 70%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 90%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 80%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 90%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 90%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 10%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 90%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 90%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 90%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 90%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 90%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 90%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 90%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 90%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 70%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 90%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 10%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 90%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 70%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 90%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 80%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 90%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 10%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 90%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 10%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 10%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 10%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 70%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 10%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 30%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 70%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 80%
MN U.S. House 8 Rick Nolan Democratic 10%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 10%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 70%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 2 Ann Wagner Republican 90%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 90%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 90%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 90%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 90%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 90%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 50%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 10%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 90%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 90%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 10%
MT U.S. Senate Jr Steve Daines Republican 90%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 70%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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